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Editorial: Twenty Important Rap Videos From 2012 (Part Two)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

[Kendrick Lamar courtesy Wikimedia]Some names just suit hip-hop artists better than others, and Kendrick Lamar used his name to make a rapid ascent in the 2010's from mixtape to major label superstar seemingly overnight. I remember sitting in a hotel room with family members during a get-together and discussing hip-hop with my sister, as my nephews were at the age I was when I was a young music consumer with disposable income and college looming on the horizon. She asked what I thought they were listening to and I said "Probably Kendrick." She asked what he sounds like and I sang "I'ma show you how to turn it up a notch! First you get a swimming pool full of liquor and you diiiiive in it."

She cut me off immediately. "NO WAY they're listening to that. I wouldn't allow it. That's a horrible message to be giving teenagers. Terrible."

Sorry sis, I guarantee you, they were listening to Mr. Duckworth.

Part 1 of the "20 Important Rap Videos of 2012" HERE.

11.) Flo Rida - "Whistle"



12.) Meek Mill f/ Drake - "Amen"



13.) 2 Chainz f/ Drake - "No Lie"



14.) Future - "Turn On the Lights"



15.) Young Jeezy f/ Ne-Yo - "Leave You Alone"



16.) Future - "Same Damn Time"



17.) Ca$h Out - "Cashin' Out"



18.) Wale f/ Meek Mill, Rick Ross, T-Pain - "Bag of Money"



19.) Drake f/ Lil Wayne, Tyga - "The Motto"



20.) J. Cole f/ Missy Elliott - "Nobody's Perfect"



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